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Update of the Interactive Guide to CSDP-Missions of the EU

30.04.2010. Since the Treaty of Lisbon entered into force on 1 December 2009, European Foreign and Security Policy has undergone substantial structural changes. Therefore, ZIF has updated its Interactive Guide on Decision-making, Planning and Organization of field missions under the EU’s Common Security and...

New information portals on civilian capacities for peace operations

08.04.2010. As of April, ZIF took over the website of the  „European Group on Training for Civilian Aspects of Crisis Management“ from our colleagues at the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR). Under www.europeangroupontraining.eu you find lots of information about this unique...

New Interactive Presentation on EU and OSCE Election Observation

01.04.2010. A new Interactive Presentation of ZIF describes the process towards an EU or OSCE Election Observation Mission and its implementation.The presentation results from the cooperation between ZIF and the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy of the University of Erfurt. It was developed by a group of...

Elections in Sudan: Updated Roadmap for Peace

31.03.2010. Elections in Sudan are scheduled for 11. April. The elections are a key benchmark in the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) between the Government of Sudan and the former rebel group Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A). ZIF’s updated “Roadmap for Peace” provides...

Downloads & Must Reads and new Links

31.03.2010. Dear Visitors of ZIF’s website,we would like to introduce two new features:In our section Downloads & Must Reads, you will find key documents on international peace operations for your easy access. New and important publications will be continuously added to this list.In addition, we have expanded...

25th Forum on Global Issues: Women as Actors in Peace Processes

22.03.2010. Ten years ago, the UN Security Counsel adopted Resolution 1325 on “Women, Peace and Security”. To commemorate this occasion, the German Foreign Office will host the 25th Forum on Global Issues. On 23 March, national and international experts will examine the role and the experiences of women in...

civcap – Workshop on "Roster Management"

19.03.2010. From 18-19 March ZIF hosted a workshop within the framework of the civcap-project focussing on personnel rosters and human resources data bases. Topics like the interoperability of data bases and their relevance for rapid response capabilities were discussed.The workshop was attended by...

Training Seminar “Strengthening Local Capacity”

16.03.2010. In extension of its existing course programme, ZIF hosted the first training seminar on “Strengthening Local Capacity” from 10 to 13 March 2010 in Berlin. The training was developed by the US Institute of Peace, Washington and provided by Dr. Nadia Gerspacher of USIP. Participants were ZIF pool...

ZIF at conference „Building Civilian Peacebuilders“ in Japan

02.03.2010. On 23./24. February, project manager Hannelore Valier presented ZIF's civcap project to participants from South and Central Asia, Africa, Europe and North America at the international symposium “Building Civilian Peacebuilders” in Tokyo. The organiser, the Hiroshima Peacebuilders Center, also...

Cooperation with Cairo Training Center

01.03.2010. On 26 February 2010, ZIF and the Cairo Center for Training on Conflict Prevention and Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA) concluded a Memorandum of Understanding for a regular cooperation between the two instititutions. Cooperation shall include i.a. the joint development and implementation of training...

Workshop „Rule of Law Training for UN Peacekeeping Operations"

23.02.2010. From 25 to 26 February 2010, ZIF will hold the first workshop within the framework of the Rule of Law Training Program on “Rule of Law Training for UN Peacekeeping Operations: Development, Delivery and E-learning Opportunities”. Approximately 25 international experts will exchange their experiences...

ZIF/USIP Course on Capacity Building

18.02.2010. From 10-13 March, 2010 ZIF will be holding a course on “Strengthening Local Capacity” in cooperation with the United States Institute of Peace (www.usip.org). The emphasis is on training, mentoring and advising, inviting mentors and advisors to tackle the question of how to build human capital in...